Science & Tech

The US Military’s Latest Wearables Can Detect Illness Two Days Before You Get Sick

Some 400 troops are testing the devices, trained on nearly a quarter million cases to detect COVID and a whole lot more.

Analysis: How Trump’s TikTok Deal Helps China

The deal doesn’t really address data or privacy concerns. It does help regimes attack U.S. companies.

Guam Becomes a Living Laboratory for Pentagon’s ‘Connect-Everything’ Experiments

US INDOPACOM and the Air Force are testing new networked warfare solutions in the region right now.

Air Force to Try In-Flight Software Update

The demonstration would show how the service’s DevSecOps initiative can deliver updates to warfighters in real time.

Defense Intel Head: We ‘Did What We Were Supposed To’ With COVID Warning

DIA chief hints that the public doesn’t yet know just what the military knew about the coronavirus.

France, Israel, S. Korea, Japan, Others Join Pentagon’s AI Partnership

13 countries took part in DoD’s two-day dialogue about the future of responsible

Revealed: US Air Force Has Secretly Built and Flown a New Fighter Jet

The new digital tools that designed the full-scale flight demonstrator could herald a sea change in weapons acquisition.

The Air Force’s ‘Connect Everything’ Project Just Had a Big Success

The simulated cruise missile intercept harnessed widely dispersed systems — all supervised by tablets in a flight-line hangar.

New Pentagon Initiative Aims to Help Allies, Contractors Work Together on AI

New tools are planned to help various militaries and defense companies cooperate and interoperate on artificial intelligence.

Neurotoxins Are A Rising Threat. Here’s How the Military Will Detect Them

As Alexey Navalny recovers, a new spray promises far faster detection of these deadly chemicals.

Fearing Satellite Hacks and Hijacks, White House Issues Space-Security Directive to Industry

Manufacturers need to build in better defenses and even ways to regain control of hijacked spacecraft, directive says.

Pentagon, Defense Contractors Are Out Of Step On Tech Innovation, GAO Finds

The Pentagon wanted to fund ambitious research into future tech breakthroughs but contractors spend most of their money on safer bets, GAO has found.

Five Military Sites Chosen for Phase III Trial of COVID Vaccine Candidate

AstraZeneca is seeking 30,000 volunteers for the trial, which may lead to an effective vaccine by year’s end.

USAF Seeks Better Ways to Process Electronic Intelligence

The Air Force Research Lab is looking for white papers outlining new technologies and methodologies for signal processing.

Microscopes Powered by Google’s AI Could Change Cancer Diagnostics

A DoD pilot program could help make artificial intelligence useful not just to researchers but to physicians.

China Rapidly Increasing Nuclear, Naval, and Next-Gen Tech, Pentagon Warns

The PLA is preparing for modern, networked warfare with more artificial intelligence, warships, and even a space station.